We all know someone working in the NHS and we all recognise the incredible work they put in to keeping us healthly day in and day out, but never has their passion and heart been as apparent as it is right now.
A week ago our International Expansion Manager, Dylan, thought of a great way for us to show our support to the people on the front line.
"My girlfriend’s mum runs a small independent clothing design company in Devon, Portlantis. When Coronavirus hit, they caught news that 3 of their 4 suppliers were sadly shutting down. Inspired by stories of support from across the UK, Portlantis formed a partnership with NHS Charities Together to produce clothing in support of the NHS with all proceeds going to the charity. This allowed them to raise funds for NHS frontline workers and volunteers and also keep the business going. I spoke to Ricky, our CEO, and the Tandem ExCo team who kindly agreed to fund an order of specially designed Tandem tops with the NHS Charities Together logo. In total, the order raised just under £1000 for NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 Appeal and I know a lot of staff donated individually to the cause as well!
I know it sounds cheesy, but it feels pretty great to work for a company with strong values like this and I’m proud that we are able to do our bit to support the NHS and local businesses. The process was also super quick and easy – everyone at Tandem was supportive and we went from idea, to design, to placing the order overnight – and we received our T-Shirts and Sweatshirts within a week. If you like the tops, you can order your own from Portlantis here and you can donate to NHS Charities Together here!"